Al Cohen

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Al Cohen

Cover of Genii (2002)
BornAlfred Lee Cohen
January 11, 1926
Wilmington. Delaware

Al Cohen (b.1926) was owner and demonstrator of Al's Magic Shop (now closed) in Washington D.C.

Biography

Al began working as a young man at his father's gift shop, "The Oriental Bazaar", in Washington D.C. which sold gifts and novelties, in 1936. He continued to work in the shop while attending college (first to get a degree in Entomology and then accounting), when they added some magic tricks from S.S. Adams Company. This led to magic talking hold of Al and the store which would eventually evolve into Al's Magic Shop.

As a performer, Al has played the White House, early Washington TV, birthday parties, and Blue-Gold banquets.

Al became a very successful demonstrator for his store and become a favorite at conventions where he would often appear in the guise of Pernell Zorch.

He created many effects of his own to sell including:

After the shop closed in 2004, Al started a periodic column, "Memoirs", in Genii.

Outside of magic, Al's interests include photography and travel.

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